In 2014, Joe co-founded TenantCloud.com, a cloud-based marketplace connecting tenants, landlords and service professionals. He is also a principal with Petros Partners, based in Austin, TX.
Previously, Joe managed the J4T Venture Fund, a $46.5M fund focused on Texas early-stage companies. He was also a member of the U.S. Treasury SSBCI Venture Capital Steering Committee, which aims to share best practices across state lines in regards to venture capital and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Prior to managing the J4T Venture Fund Joe was with Texas Governor Perry?s office and managed over $450M in state authority with a focus on early-stage Texas companies. Before joining the governor?s office, he was the Managing Partner of E.I. Investments a $10M fund focused on early-stage investment in Oregon and Texas.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in economics from the University of Oregon, with High Honors, and an MBA from Cornell University?s Johnson School of Management.
Joe is an active investor and sits on a number of advisory boards for Austin-based startups and is an active member of the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN). He hails originally from Chiloquin, Oregon, where he developed an affinity for the outdoors. He also enjoys a regular game of basketball and practicing the powers of prestidigitation.
Joe is finishing his fellowship at Petros Partners as a member of Class 19. His mentor was Managing Partner Mansoor Ghori.